Hamas threatens escalation unless Israeli police leave Al-Aqsa

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GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, May 10, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Hamas Islamists warned Israel Monday that it would face escalation unless it withdrew its forces from the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighbourhood within an hour.

“The leadership of the resistance gives the occupation until 6:00 pm (1500 GMT) to withdraw its soldiers… from the blessed Al-Aqsa mosque and Sheikh Jarrah,” a Hamas spokesman said in a statement.

“You have been warned.”